Kids who don’t have one, display more behavioral problems at home and at school. Most people don’t consider sleep a priority. Sleep is just as important to your health as exercising and eating well. Too little sleep increases your risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes and depression.
Children with irregular bedtimes suffer from jetlag-like symptoms and are more apt to be hyperactive and have emotional difficulties. They also show a diminished ability to solve problems. The National Sleep Foundation recommends preschoolers log 11 to 13 hours of sleep per night. Make sleep a priority for your whole family.